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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Friday, September 12, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Toronto Blue Jays, 79-67, 3rd, 9 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: David Purcey (26, LHP, 3-5, 5.23)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-5)             53.1  50  31  31  26  47  8    5.23      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  40    36  19  19  14  40  5    4.28   53 
 2008-09-07    TBR   W   8     6   0   0   3   7  0     111   74 
 2008-09-02    MIN  ND   3     7   5   5   2   4  0      86   27 
 2008-08-27   @TBR   L   8     5   1   1   0  11  1      92   79 
 2008-08-20    NYY   L   4     7   5   5   2   2  1      79   28 
 2008-08-13   @DET   W   6     2   0   0   3   4  0      99   69 
 2008-08-08    CLE   L   6     6   3   3   2   8  0      97   54 
 2008-08-03   @TEX   L   5     3   5   5   2   4  3      89   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-29   Road:   36-38   ExtrInn: 6-8 
 vsRHP:  62-46   vsLHP:  17-21   1-Run:  22-29
 vsEast: 30-26   vsCntrl:24-12   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
146 Thu, Sep 11  @CHW  W   6-4       79-67  3rd  9.0 gb
145 Wed, Sep 10  @CHW  L   5-6       78-67  3rd  9.5 gb
144 Tue, Sep  9  @CHW  W   8-2       78-66  3rd  8.5 gb
143 Tue, Sep  9  @CHW  W   3-1       77-66  3rd  8.5 gb
142 Sun, Sep  7   TBR  W   1-0       76-66  3rd  9.5 gb
141 Sat, Sep  6   TBR  W   7-4 (13)  75-66  4th 10.5 gb
140 Fri, Sep  5   TBR  W   6-4       74-66  4th 11.5 gb
139 Thu, Sep  4   MIN  W   9-0       73-66  4th 12.5 gb
138 Wed, Sep  3   MIN  W   5-4 (11)  72-66  4th 12.5 gb
137 Tue, Sep  2   MIN  W   7-5       71-66  4th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Boston Red Sox, 85-60, 2nd, 2½ GB, 5½ up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 8-10, 4.11)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-10)           159.2 137  79  73  59 102 22    4.11      
 2007 (17-12)          189   191 104 100  64 110 22    4.76      
 2006 (7-11)           140   135  80  72  51  90 19    4.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  37.1  40  25  24  12  18  6    5.79   45 
 2008-09-06   @TEX   L   1.2   4   7   7   4   0  0      49   15 
 2008-08-31    CHW   L   6     6   3   3   0   3  1      82   51 
 2008-08-26   @NYY   W   5     8   3   3   1   1  2      80   39 
 2008-08-06   @KCR   W   6     4   2   1   0   6  0      81   64 
 2008-08-01    OAK  ND   6.1   4   0   0   3   4  0     108   66 
 2008-07-26    NYY   L   5.1   8   6   6   4   3  1      94   27 
 2008-07-20   @LAA   L   7     6   4   4   0   1  2      94   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      2-2  32    31  14  14  10  13  6    3.94   51 
 2008-05-01    TOR   L   7     6   3   3   4   0  1      97   49 
 2008-04-04   @TOR  ND   6     6   3   3   3   4  1      88   49 
 2007-09-17   @TOR   L   6     7   4   4   2   2  2      73   42 
 2007-07-12    TOR   W   6     9   4   4   0   2  2      89   40 
 2007-05-10   @TOR   W   7     3   0   0   1   5  0      93   75 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-21   Road:   36-39   ExtrInn: 7-3 
 vsRHP:  64-48   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  17-21
 vsEast: 31-28   vsCntrl:21-9    vsWest: 22-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
145 Wed, Sep 10   TBR  L   2-4 (14)  85-60  2nd  2.5 gb
144 Tue, Sep  9   TBR  L   4-5       85-59  2nd  1.5 gb
143 Mon, Sep  8   TBR  W   3-0       85-58  2nd  0.5 gb
142 Sun, Sep  7  @TEX  W   7-2       84-58  2nd  1.5 gb
141 Sat, Sep  6  @TEX  L   8-15      83-58  2nd  2.5 gb
140 Fri, Sep  5  @TEX  W   8-1       83-57  2nd  2.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3   BAL  W   5-4       82-57  2nd  3.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2   BAL  W  14-2       81-57  2nd  4.0 gb
137 Mon, Sep  1   BAL  W   7-4       80-57  2nd  5.0 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31   CHW  L   2-4       79-57  2nd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 BOS  6 @TOR  5 (11)   W:Jonathan Papelbon (5-3), L: Brandon League (0-2), S: Manny Delcarmen (1)
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 TOR 11  BOS  0        W:Jesse Litsch (9-7), L: Jon Lester (12-5), S: none
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 BOS  8 @TOR  4        W:Paul Byrd (8-11), L: Shaun Marcum (8-6), S: none
Sun, Aug 17, 2008 TOR 15 @BOS  4        W:Shaun Marcum (8-5), L: Josh Beckett (11-9), S: none
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 TOR  4 @BOS  1        W:Roy Halladay (14-9), L: Paul Byrd (7-11), S: none
Thu, May 01, 2008 TOR  3 @BOS  0        W:A.J. Burnett (3-2), L: Tim Wakefield (2-1), S: B.J. Ryan (3)
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 BOS  2  TOR  1        W:Jonathan Papelbon (2-0), L: Scott Downs (0-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 BOS  1  TOR  0        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-0), L: Roy Halladay (2-4), S: none
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 TOR  7  BOS  4        W:Roy Halladay (1-1), L: Josh Beckett (0-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (3)
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 TOR 10  BOS  2        W:Jesse Litsch (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 7-4; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; All-Time - BOS leads 243-199

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2008 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed

MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

TEX  5.49

ATL  4.66

SDP  3.90

RA/G

TOR  3.81

CLE  4.57

TEX  5.93

BA

R. Furcal  .366

A. Lind  .293

J. Towles  .141

OBP

A. Pujols  .465

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

J. Hairston  .481

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

M. Cameron  .843

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.28

G. Meche  3.96

L. Hernandez  6.21

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.19

M. Mussina  6.56

L. Hernandez  3.32

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Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.47 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
43.Hansack
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
62.Pauley
G/S/vB
59.Smith
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 20/.721 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 371/258 .250/.294/.413/.707 .591/.759 .761 82/.598 0/0 11/
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 398/288 .241/.321/.404/.725 .891/.665 .767 35/.673 1/1 13/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 342/311 .301/.356/.415/.771 .764/.772 .637 86/.784 9/2 3/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 6/.334 1/3.000 3/.666 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 297/211 .293/.328/.471/.799 .719/.831 .802 104/.737 2/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 23/.625 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 191/118 .221/.265/.285/.550 .648/.489 .608 68/.523 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP 21/1.013 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 4/.500 119/36 .240/.319/.356/.675 .718/.581 .521 15/.900 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 14/.665 2/.500 10/.500 2/2.500 7/.762 ··· 6/.500 8/.250 3/.666 1/2.000 6/.900 572/425 .279/.368/.436/.804 .571/.887 .805 91/.976 1/2 14/
15.Rios G/S/vP 37/.853 3/2.667 6/.667 4/.250 2/2.000 3/1.667 5/1.150 7/1.000 3/2.500 2/1.500 10/1.378 627/483 .299/.344/.475/.820 .746/.842 .794 112/1.146 30/8 14/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 10/.425 7/1.086 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 8/.250 412/310 .248/.345/.403/.747 .751/.746 .783 48/.727 5/0 9/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 14/.967 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 2/4.500 7/.715 529/389 .269/.351/.357/.708 .764/.687 .727 101/.883 7/2 7/
45.Snider* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/30 .313/.353/.469/.822 .833/.816 .670 34/.822 0/0 1/
7.Thigpen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/6 .143/.250/.143/.393 .500/.333 .333 1/.000 0/0 0/
10.Wells G/S/vP 57/.681 3/1.667 9/.583 3/.666 2/.500 3/.666 5/2.000 11/.000 ··· 2/3.500 20/.900 407/316 .301/.344/.492/.836 .890/.820 .796 109/1.001 4/2 17/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 14/.742 1/4.000 3/.000 ··· 7/.857 ··· 4/.250 5/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 301/249 .219/.310/.316/.626 .554/.640 .625 15/.400 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 26/.398 ··· 5/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.600 11/.830 3/.666 ··· 13/.408 251/197 .227/.339/.355/.694 .602/.729 .544 20/.725 2/1 6/
IP 159.2 43.0 66.2 56.1 80.2 56.1 62.0 8.1 14.0 44.1 TOTAL .265/.335/.401/.735 .708/.745 .715 .826 78/27 114/75
ERA-K/9 4.11/5.7 4.19/9.6 3.65/8.9 /0.0 2.56/5.4 3.12/6.9 2.88/8.3 1.89/10.3 8.64/7.6 5.79/6.4 6.09/5.5 3.95/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (40-22-2)
 Thigpen (1-0-0)
 Zaun (39-12-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 669/.230 196/.241 278/.213 / 229/.246 334/.213 241/.229 242/.212 42/.359 56/.224 205/.304 .249  Rios
 Wells
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Snider
0/58/82/14
0/89/0/5
26/3/64/4
65/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
18/0/14/1
22/1/12/0
6/0/2/0
OPS .695 .759 .627 .694 .674 .658 .547 .995 .801 .894 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 274/.669 82/.691 129/.572 / 118/.601 167/.774 103/.586 129/.593 21/1.246 28/.345 94/1.076 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 395/.714 114/.809 149/.677 / 111/.790 167/.578 138/.713 113/.496 21/.762 28/1.268 111/.735 .708
Home 295/.676 104/.916 138/.531 / 139/.640 175/.722 117/.789 124/.501 30/.938 27/.379 91/.878 .726
Last 28d days 61/.957 13/1.815 60/.424 / 48/.523 54/.656 41/.687 43/.651 20/.926 25/1.186 52/1.112
HR/SB/CS 22/24/10 3/3/0 5/7/0 // 4/1/3 9/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 1/1/0 4/0/0 8/4/0 133/87/32
Usage ·····X·· ········ ·Xo·X·X· ·XX·oo·· ·X····X· ·Xo···X· ··XXo··· ·····X·· ····oX·· ·X···X··
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.28 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 25.Purcey*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
31.Parrish*
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/22 .286/.405/.486/.890 .961/.807 1.019 33/.946 0/0 2/
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 6/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 620/476 .287/.369/.523/.893 .823/.912 .920 100/.903 10/0 29/
54.Carter* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .750/.750/.750/1.500 /1.500 1.500 1/2.000 0/0 0/
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 3/1.666 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 188/157 .345/.404/.421/.825 .971/.796 .992 18/.627 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 4/.500 ··· ··· 139/105 .230/.295/.333/.628 .953/.527 .605 20/.683 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.333 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 154/131 .288/.379/.364/.743 .666/.757 .811 63/.729 1/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 14/1.044 1/.000 7/.286 7/1.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 5/.400 6/.900 2/1.500 370/279 .290/.347/.418/.765 .774/.760 .772 70/1.117 20/7 7/
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 12/.666 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .933 5/.650 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 543/417 .262/.325/.362/.687 .696/.684 .747 102/.586 45/8 7/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.833 2/2.000 3/.333 8/.125 ··· ··· 395/279 .286/.338/.418/.755 .635/.807 .819 79/.656 2/3 6/
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 6/.500 ··· 7/1.000 8/1.071 1/2.000 1/no AB 4/.000 3/.000 2/.000 447/351 .275/.338/.463/.800 .944/.763 .789 20/1.189 2/2 16/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 245/171 .275/.358/.430/.788 .987/.703 .837 99/.714 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 7/1.571 1/.000 20/1.033 15/.498 5/1.000 10/1.000 19/.737 8/1.825 2/.000 433/335 .265/.377/.481/.858 .636/.923 .991 104/.851 1/0 18/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 2/2.500 5/.400 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 3/1.334 1/3.000 662/505 .328/.378/.499/.877 .942/.857 .915 112/1.122 17/1 17/
28.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/no AB 177/95 .232/.378/.362/.740 .632/.831 .819 4/.500 0/1 3/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 10/.775 ··· 11/.818 10/.200 5/.400 5/.900 17/.301 8/1.333 2/2.500 446/346 .226/.314/.365/.679 .821/.638 .683 77/.856 0/1 12/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 8/.536 ··· 5/.600 9/.333 2/.000 2/2.500 8/.125 4/.250 2/2.000 560/454 .313/.388/.560/.948 1.042/.927 .997 81/.852 3/5 25/
IP 53.1 38.2 53.0 69.1 45.1 29.1 31.0 54.0 47.1 18.0 TOTAL .283/.361/.450/.811 .850/.799 .853 .852 111/30 157/75
ERA-K/9 5.23/7.9 4.19/7.2 1.87/8.7 1.43/7.4 3.77/8.3 1.84/5.8 4.65/5.2 3.00/9.3 3.23/8.4 3.00/5.5 3.52/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (34-16-13)
 Ross (24-10-6)
 Varitek (53-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 233/.251 161/.257 210/.198 282/.206 196/.206 123/.212 129/.286 233/.220 207/.253 72/.250 .244  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Kotsay
 Carter
 Bailey
 Youkilis
140/0/0/6
0/1/104/6
55/58/29/4
0/103/0/3
0/84/9/3
1/0/0/0
3/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .763 .675 .618 .574 .655 .626 .812 .660 .709 .706 .693
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 64/.726 62/.949 112/.539 116/.526 77/.831 58/.747 53/.888 72/.717 94/.690 32/.761 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 169/.778 99/.504 98/.710 166/.608 119/.543 65/.522 76/.759 161/.635 113/.725 40/.661 .654
Road 89/.724 78/.722 115/.811 146/.643 93/.702 63/.592 39/1.026 118/.771 86/.654 29/.670 .722
Last 28d days 100/.700 18/.918 36/.402 48/.675 27/.557 34/.493 20/1.000 53/.669 41/.885 /
HR/SB/CS 8/2/3 2/3/0 5/1/2 3/2/0 3/5/2 2/0/0 4/2/1 4/4/0 4/6/1 2/0/0 127/80/34
Usage ····X··· ·····o·· ··o·oX·· o·o··oo· ·o···X·· o·X··o·· ·····o·· X·X··XX· ·X···X·· ········

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.

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